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NEBOSH – International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety covers the management of international health and safety, risk assessment and hazard control.
It’s split into 2 units – 1 taught unit and 1 practical assignment
By the end of the course you’ll be to:
- Justify health and safety improvements using moral, financial and legal arguments
- Advise on the main duties for health and safety in the workplace and help their organisation manage contractors
- Work within a health and safety management system, recognising what effective policy, organisational responsibilities and arrangements should look like
- Positively influence health and safety culture and behaviour to improve performance in their organisation
- Do a general risk assessment in their own workplace – profiling and prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions
- Recognise workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and effective ways to minimise those impacts
- Develop basic safe systems of work (including taking account of typical emergencies) and knowing when to use permit-to-work systems for special risks
- Take part in incident investigations
- Help their employer to check their management system effectiveness – through monitoring, audits and reviews
Unit IG1: Management of Health and Safety
Element 1 Why we should manage workplace health and safety.
Element 2 How health and safety management systems work and what they look like.
Element 3 Managing risk — understanding people and processes.
Element 4 Health and safety monitoring and measuring.
Unit IG2: Risk Assessment
Element 5 Physical and psychological health.
Element 6 Musculoskeletal health.
Element 7 Chemical and biological agents.
Element 8 General workplace issues.
Element 9 Work equipment.
Element 10 Fire.
Element 11 Electricity
There are two assessments for the NEBOSH General Certificate:
- An online open-book assessment
- A 3-hour practical risk assessment carried out in the workplace to demonstrate the knowledge learned in elements 5-11.
You need to pass both assessments to achieve your NEBOSH International General Certificate. Further information about open book exams as well as frequently asked questions, is available in the Learner Guide.